Explore, conserve and share

There's a wealth of resources available for both schools and anyone wanting to find information out about the First World War. You can also find out if you have links to the First World War and apply for funding if you want to set up an event in commemoration. Pupils across all key stages can also gain an understanding of the causes of the Great War and what it was like both in the field of combat and on the home-front.

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First World War material

In the war

See the people and animals who were in the war

Libraries and resources


Research your family tree and your ancestor's links to the war through your Local Studies Library. You can also access online resources including newspaper articles and images from the war and find out about commemoration events at your local library


First World War Resource Box

Kirklees Museums and Galleries have produced a First World War resource box which can be loaned free of charge by schools, community groups and organisations. The box contains over 20 items including trench equipment, clothing, medals, newspapers and posters and can be used to support projects, exhibitions and displays.

You can contact Tolson museum for more information.

  • Tolson Museum
  • Phone 01484 223240


Heritage Lottery Fund can provide funding to help groups, communities and organisations including schools, mark the Centenary by exploring, conserving and sharing the heritage of the First World War. Funding is available for events, research and other projects ranging from memorials, buildings and sites, to photographs, letters and literature. Grants range from £3,000 - £100,000 upwards.


Institute of Education and Equity are responsible for the First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme providing the opportunity for a minimum of two pupils and one teacher from every state funded secondary school in England to visit battlefields on the Western Front between 2014-19.

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